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making news in america this thursday morning -- breaking right now. hurricane matthew slamming the bahamas overnight. winds well over 100 miles an hour. tourists at the atlantis resort, hurried into the ballroom. new video, damage left haiti, as a possible humanitarian crisis gets under way. and bracing for impact here in the u.s. people from florida to the carolinas are heading out. the mass evacuation as matthew marches closer. we is have the latest track. donald trump praises mike pence for his debate performance. taking credit for what he calls a win. and the must-see reaction from first graders when trump makes a surprise visit.
playing a popular game while in parliament. good morning, everyone. on what is a very busy thursday morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm mara schiavocampo. hurricane matthew is slamming the bahamas right now. >> this is just a beginning of it. you see the overnight on satellite. slowly approaching the islands. this is a live picture that we're getting right now from nassau at this early morning hour. that camera is shaking a little bit there. this is the early stages for the folks. it will be a long early morning hours. it will be a long day ahead for them. forecasters are warning of devastating impacts. that live picture you saw. the high winds whipping palm trees. new video shows the storm's
leaning palm fleece the fierce winds. hundreds of tourists are riding out the storm at the luxury atlantis resort. all guests have been e evacuated to ballroom there, where they're sleeping overnight on the floor. evacuations and preparations are in full swing from florida to the carolinas. grocery stores are running low on food. gas stations are fuel. more than 1500 flights have been chance. le ed aer already. >> reporter: this morning, florida is preparing for this. hurricane matthew, possibly the worst storm to hit the sunshine state in decades. it's already ripped through the caribbean. slamming into haiti. >> translator: everything in my house is wet. i've lost everything. the water took it. >> reporter: leveling towns in cuba. as it makes its way through the
u.s. the already faltle storm is strengthening over water. florida, georgia, and the carolinas have already declared states of emergency. residents are being forced to choose, evacuate or stock up. more than 1 million are being asked to leave their homes in florida. >> get out now. it could be the decision between life and death. >> reporter: south carolina is is expected to e evacuate half a million people. traffic there has been bump tour bumper as >> we want you to evacuate. we don't want you to stay. >> reporter: those who do stay are scrambling for supplies, bottled water. >> i've been to three gas stations because they're out of dpas. >> we've been waiting about 30, 40 minutes. just getting fly plooi woplywoo. >> if you get an evacuation order, you always rebuild. you can always repair property.
is lost. >> reporter: maggie rulli, abc news, washington. >> we have live pictures from nassau in the bahamas. there are high winds. not a tremendous amount of rain. earlier, we saw some sparks from downed power lines. of course, damage to infrastructure is always a big concern with a storm like this. >> they'll have plenty of downed trees as well. we want to see where this storm is heading now. justin povick is tracking it all for us. >> kendis and mara, thank you. matthew remains a powerful hurricane. a major hurricane, potentially becoming stronger adds the day goes on. the impacts start later on today. getting out toward miami, northbound later on tonight. west palm beach. from daytona to jacksonville potentially as we get to friday
over 100-mile-an-hour wind gusts. those purple areas. this will bend off to the north as we venture in toward the upcoming weekend. along with heavy rainfall topping eight inches on the florida coast. potentially a foot at the south carolina coastline. upwartds of 6 to 10 feet in daytona beach. potentially me andering out over the open waters late this weekend. it bears watch kendis, mara, back to you. this morning, we're getting a look at the devastation in haiti. >> look at this video on the coastal town of jeremy. the pilot who shot the footage says barely 1% of the homes are still standing. residents are cut off. there are fears those who survived may actually end up starving. aid is set to arrive in haiti today, courtesy of the u.s.
air base in honduras. they'll land in haiti this morning after a stop in the grand kamans. the united states has allocated $1.5 million in aid for haiti. also this morning, a government contractor is in federal custody. accused of using his top security clearance to steal highly classified information. the fbi raided the maryland home of harold martin say they found stolen documents from the national security agency. some of that is so sensitive, it would cause quote exceptionally grave damage if made public. the fbi believes martin stole critical computer codes. turns to the presidential candidate who is are gearing up for the next debate in three days. now that their running might
having an invitation only town hall. hillary clinton congratulated tim kaine agreeing with him that mike pence couldn't stand up for trump. >> i thought tim did a great job. every time he tried to push mike pence to defend what donald trump has said and done, pence just bobbed and wea tried to get out of the way. because after all, trying to defend donald trump is an impossible task. >> and kaine is claiming victory for the debate. he admits even his wife gave him a hard time for interrupting so often. as republicans commend mike pence for a job well done, he's laughing off other things.
promptly took the credit for himself. >> mike pence did an incredible job. and i'm getting a lot of credit. because that's really my first so-called choice. that was my first hire, as we would say in las vegas. and -- and i'll tell you, he's a good one. he was phenomenal. >> trump went on to call pence's performance, this is a quote, the single most decisive victory in the history of vice >> humble brag. donald trump got a lesson in kids say the darnedest things. >> listen to some of the kids' reactions. >> look who is here. >> donald trump. >> mr. trump. >> hi, kids. hi. are they ale great students. >> nice to meet you. >> hi. >> hi. >> yeah. they're working hard. >> i want to touch his hair
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this is live picture here in nassau in the eye of the the category 3 hurricane matthew is approaching the island chain right now. look closely and see the palm trees that are already starting to whip up there in the background. and you can also see the waves as well. picking up. heavy rains already falling in sections of the island chain. we'll keep an eye on this picture as conditions deteriorate. we have satellite images of hurricane math crew.
expected to be near the florida atlantic coast. turning now to other news. a new samsung phone is being blamed for the evacuation of a southwest flight in louisville, kentucky. >> a passenger's galaxy note 7 started smoking in his pocket adds hi sat on the plane just before takeoff. brian green said it was a new replacement phone he received after the model was realed. it was powered down at the time. >> popped. it sizzled the. cow called say even. i was scared i would have bits of glass many my hand and electronics and what not. >> the plane was quickly evacuated. no one was injured. investigators are looking into the incident which could lead to yet another recall. a hospital bill is going viral after a couple was apparently charged for holding their own baby. ryan and his wife lydia posted
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our top stories this morning, a contractor working for the nsa is under arrest after a raid on his sub burr ban maryland house. he's quharnlgd stealing top secret documents from the nsa. u.s. military helicopters bringing aid for haiti today after hurricane matthew roared through that country. at least ten deaths being blamed on the storm. matthew toward the u.s. it's now a category 3. sustained winds of 120 miles an hour. it's expected to intensify today throughout the day. elsewhere across the country, unsettled conditions continue across the pacific northwest. a cold front moves east. and in the northeast, expect temperatures near 70. as we mentioned, we have been tracking hurricane matthew as it marches toward the east coast of the u.s. new numbers from overnight show
>> this is the weather underground remember page showing the wind speeds at the airport in the bahamas. that's 107 miles per hour to the northwest with gusts of 131 miles per hour. and here in the states, crews a fanning out throughout north carolina to prepare for potential power outages from the hurricane. as far west as asheville are getting ready for heavy rains expected to hit the state the red cross also has people in place to help with the emergency response. and the hurricane is also putting a damper on a houston couple's destination wedding. they were planning to take a cruise to exchange vows in the bahamas this week. their flight to florida has been canceled. >> and i called carnival and see if they can help us out. what we have to do next. and nobody able to tell us anything because they said they haven't cancelled.
for us. >> there's still hope for the couple. the miami airport could still be open tomorrow. the port, rather. if not, they might have to tie the knot right there in houston. >> i'm sure that will be fine. >> it's a downer. the important thing is being safe. and much better that it happens before you get there than getting there with all your friends and family and dealing with a haur cane. >> want to see the live picture right now. it will deteriorate there throughout the day. >> conditions we're seeing the beginning of some wind. we're seeing some sparks flying from downed power lines. we'll keep an eye on it. ginger zee is in florida with the latest forecast. we have reports stationed in nassau and the bahamas. >> that's what's making news